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Dementia is a growing concern, especially as the number of people who are affected by it increases. Given the changes and challenges people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia experience, caregivers and helpers can face uncertainty in how to provide care, and often need to adjust their communication and support strategies. This workshop focuses on understanding the experience of dementia and increasing awareness of its impacts on individuals and families. Participants will learn practical dementia care skills for improving quality of life and responding to problematic issues, while maintaining meaningful relationships.

Trainer: Wilma Schroeder, BN, MMFT

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Define dementia and identify its three most common types
  • Recognize the difference between dementia and normal aging
  • Identify ways to prevent and respond to dementia
  • Describe the impact of dementia on the individual and family
  • Identify strategies for supporting individuals and families
  • List the elements of dementia-friendly communities

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Dementia Definition
  • Common Types, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Causes, Prevention, and Treatment
  • Living Well With Dementia
  • Impact of Social Context, Stigma, and Discrimination
  • Cultural Safety in Dementia Care
  • The Lived Experience of Dementia
  • Impact on the Family
  • Person-Centered and Relational Care
  • Understanding and Managing Issues in Daily Life
  • Supports and Resources
  • Promoting Dementia-Friendly Communities

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, family members, and anyone seeking a better understanding of dementia.

Trainer: Wilma Schroeder


Wilma is a family therapist, former mental health nurse, and the editor of our Counselling Activities Workbook. She is also CTRI’s Content Curator and holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Certificate in Adult Education. Wilma has over 30 years of experience in mental health, primarily working with individuals and families impacted by severe and persistent mental illness. She also taught mental health and family nursing at Red River College. Wilma currently provides consultation, clinical support, and education for families, communities, and organizations. She is passionate about promoting recovery from the impact of mental illness and trauma in families. Wilma believes healing occurs within relationships, through therapeutic conversation. She values diversity and takes a strengths-based, holistic, and relational approach in her work. As an educator, Wilma seeks to engage learners through active learning and to be responsive to their unique needs and goals.   Read blogs written by Wilma here.

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